Last week, we shared new offerings from HYATT house and new ways the brand is building lasting relationships with its guests. We know it's hard for guests themselves to keep up with friends and family while traveling, let alone get networking. So HYATT house teamed up with etiquette expert Patricia Rossi, author of Everyday Etiquette, to offer tips on building and maintaining relationships on the road.
Here are the first few pieces of advice from Patricia. We'll share more in coming weeks.
- Start with the rule of three. Always know:
- The 3 personal relationships you want to nurture
- The 3 business relationships you want to nurture
- The 3 business relationships you hope to establish/create and add value to
- Keep the rule of three (9 people) top of mind while you travel by keeping your contact list handy on your smart phone so you can routinely connect with the relationship you want to nurture, whether it's a quick call, text or email. HYATT house makes this easy by allowing you to send a personal note and free photo postcard through Postagram here.
- Have ice breakers ready. Ice breakers come in handy on a plane or in a lobby, taxi or other shared space to unwind and socialize. An ice breaker may come in the form of local news, a popular new movie or TV show or a funny story you've heard recently. Travelers away from home are eager to make conversations and connections, so be ready.
- Break bread. It can be tempting to hide away in your room on a business trip after a long day. Fight temptation and invite clients and colleagues to a meal or to grab a drink. At a hotel like HYATT house, you can make use of the full in-room kitchen and living room to host a post-meeting gathering or take it to the hotel's Evening Social or HBAR - it's the perfect time to relax, unwind and build relationships.
- Offer value and solutions to relationships new and old. If you come across an article or information you know a business contact would find interesting, send it to them while you're on the road. Make introductions for people they could not reach on their own. Add value constantly.
Plus, if you're stretched for time but want to let someone know you're thinking of them, you can easily share this quote below with them through social media. We'll share more to keep the connections running.
Finally, with today's opening of a new HYATT house in Minot, North Dakota, there are now 57 locations committed to helping you keep your routines rolling. Take a look around HYATT house Minot.